There is a lot happening over at Black Diamond in Salt Lake these days. From recent acquisitions of POC and Pieps, to a new clothing line and a rumored avalanche airbag pack, they will soon truly encompass an entire offering for any skier.
Featured below are a few selections from Black Diamond’s 13/14 line. Three of 11 new skis in the BD line (note how these new skis are conforming to the seemingly sudden new low mass norm in backcountry ski weights), 2 packs (clamshell freeride and top-loading tech), 2 ski pole updates, 2 gloves from their 25 new in the line, and 2 boots from their touring line.
Expect full details on Black Diamond’s new apparel initiative led by Tim Bantle, former Patagonia outerwear director, in the coming days during Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Retailer Show where the Wildsnow.com team will be live blogging throughout the week.
Wildsnow.com verified: 1392 grams for the 175 length.
Wildsnow.com verified: 1580 grams for the 180 length.
The Carbon Megawatt will retail for $999, the Revert will be $749, and the Current for $699 respectively.
The Alias will be available in an Avalung version as well. They will retail for $169 and $279 for the Avalung version.
The Anthem will retail for $159 and $269 in the AvaLung version.
The Black Diamond Carbon Compactor pole will retail for $159.
Wildsnow.com verified: 1896 grams for the 285 size with 327mm BSL.
Both the Shiva Mx 110 and Factor Mx 130 will retail for $769.
Stay tuned to Wildsnow.com for updates on Black Diamond at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.
Joseph Risi was raised on pasta and meatballs in the “backwoods” of Long Island before seeking higher education in the mountains of Vermont. Always looking for adventure, building treehouses, working too many odd jobs around the world he now lives in the Aspen area of Colorado.